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Emma Bench

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How To Survive Your First Week Of Teaching

Posted by Emma Bench on 4/29/20 9:00 AM

If you ask me, the hardest part of any semester is the first week, and that includes the first few days of teaching. But if I (someone who's never taught before) survived it, you will too.

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, Teaching With ILP

The Easiest Ways For Students To Make Money

Posted by Emma Bench on 4/27/20 8:00 AM

Being in college is super fun but also super expensive. College students, here's how you can make some extra cash to help you out.

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Topics: Saving Money + Fundraising, Tips For Your Twenties

Dolores Hidalgos, Mexico Has The Culture You've Been Looking For

Posted by Emma Bench on 2/27/20 5:23 PM

Take a stroll around Dolores Hidalgos to experience a town full of sweet flavors and history! This guide will help you learn the culture and make you proud to be a part of Mexico.

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Topics: Central America

Check Out Contoy While Vacationing In Cancun, Mexico!

Posted by Emma Bench on 2/3/20 10:11 AM

Most tourists head to Cancun for vacation, but we're big fans of the little islands just beyond the coastline.

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Topics: Central America

What Medications Should I Bring When I Travel Abroad?

Posted by Emma Bench on 1/21/20 12:00 PM

You're traveling the world, then feel a massive headache coming on. Luckily for you, someone in your ILP group packed some Tylenol and has it in their bag (well, hopefully).

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All The Travel Tips


*Because of the worldwide pandemic, travel options are limited and frequently changing. You'll need to do additional research as resources + activities shared in this post may or may not be available at the time of your trip.

ILP volunteers — work closely with your Program Manager who can help you understand current country entrance requirements which will determine what countries you can visit during your semester. 


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We are ILP, a Utah-based non-profit org that has service abroad opportunities for college-age volunteers. We love travel so we're sharing all our tips for making the most of your time living abroad + seeing the world, and how to do it all on the tiniest budget.

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